Half-Term Activities

We have everything covered for half term at Durham Climbing Centre!

Our new lower capacity means everyone can feel safe and practice social distancing during the session. Children's sinks in the beginner climbing areas allow little ones to keep their hands clean during their session.

Keep refreshed from the Rock Hard Coffee Lounge and cafe now open for light bites and snacks.

Please read COVID-19 Policies and Procedures before your visit.

Rock Stars Classes

Includes coaching

Our ever popular and fully booked term time sessions are available to book on a casual basis during school holidays.

We offer Rock Stars casual sessions for ages 3-16 years. We want your children to experience the benefits of bouldering with our friendly and experienced climbing coaches.

Perfect for regular attenders, or anyone looking for a one-off activity including coaching and shoe hire. Try out a casual session before signing up for the term block. These sessions are suitable for existing term-time rock stars to try out older sessions before moving up. 

At Durham Climbing Centre, we make sure to provide a space that is safe and fun for your children to learn new skills, improve fitness and make friends for life!

3-6 Years
45 mins. climbing session
£7.00
Includes coaching & shoe hire
7-11 Years
60 mins. climbing session
£12.00
Includes coaching & shoe hire
12-16 Years
60 mins. climbing session
£12.00
Includes coaching & shoe hire

Beginner Area Climbing Session

Under parental supervision

The Beginner Climbing Area offers a range of easier climbs and gentle angles that are perfect for a children's climbing session under parental supervision. 

Parents can also have a go and climb alongside children on this session, making it the perfect half term family activity! 

This area is located right by our coffee lounge so you can watch all of the action! Let our team take your food and drink orders at your table so you can enjoy a freshly ground coffee and light bite during your visit.

Shoe hire is available to rent at the centre.



Beginner Area Climbing Session
Under Parental Supervision
From £3.50

Children's Taster Session

1:1 or up to 6 from the same household

For novice climbers

For anyone new to the sport, a taster session is strongly advised. A beginner taster session at Durham Climbing Centre is the perfect way to get started. The taster session includes 60 minutes coaching where you will learn the importance of warming up alongside basic skills and techniques in climbing. The session includes shoe hire. Booking online.

Cost: Adult £25.00 | Concession* £20.00 | Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £45.00

Children's Taster Session
Private coaching for 1-6 children ages 3-15 years from the same household.
From £20.00
Includes shoe hire

School Holiday Activity Camp

For a full day of activities between 8am - 6pm, school holiday activity camps provide full day's climbing, team-building and outdoor activities - great for working parents. Find out about our upcoming activity camps.

Activity Camp Day
8.30am - 5.30pm
£35.00
Includes breakfast club & afternoon tea
Activity Camp Extended Day
8.00am - 6.00pm
£39.00
Includes breakfast club & afternoon tea
Activity Camp Full Week
8.30am - 5.30pm
£165.00
Includes breakfast club & afternoon tea
Activity Camp Full Week with Extended Days
8.00am - 6.00pm
£185.00
Includes breakfast club & afternoon tea

​Parent & Toddler

Monday - Friday 10.00am - 12.00pm


Introduce young children to the climbing walls under parental supervision. Parent and Toddler drop in sessions provide an opportunity to practice balance and movement skills at a quiet time. A variety of complimentary games and toys are available to use during the session. Book online!

Parent & Toddler
Includes shoe hire & drink
£5.00

Next Event

Rock Stars Christmas Sessions

Saturday 19th December

3pm – 4.30pm

Celebrate everyones favourite time of the year with all of your fellow Rock Stars and DCC Coaches! Remember to wear your best Christmas jumper and join us for a festive afternoon of climbing games & activities! All children take home their very own gift from Santa himself! 

Ages 3-16 years!

Book online! Places limited.

Please read COVID-19 Policies prior to your visit. Unfortunately, due to our restricted capacity at this time, we are unable to allow parents to stay for this session. Please drop off children and collect when the party ends. Thank you

Rock Stars Christmas Jumper Party
£12.003pm - 4.30pm
Includes a gift from Santa!

Rock Stars Casual Lessons

Casual children's climbing lessons over the Christmas school holidays offer a fun climbing session great for beginners or regular Rock Stars.

At Durham Climbing Centre, we make sure to provide a space that is safe and fun for your children to learn new skills, improve fitness and make friends for life!

We offer Rock Stars lessons from ages 3-16 years and make sure there is something to suit everyone. We want your children to experience the benefits of bouldering. Becoming a Rock Star will help with increasing physical fitness, balance and agility to promote hand eye co-ordination. Our group sessions also help to build social skills and encourage speaking and listening.

Most importantly, we want your children to feel that they are part of our team. We want them to leave every lesson and activity knowing that they are not just a climber, they are a Rock Star!

Make sure to look out for our special events including children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Party and Christmas Party with themed climbing activities. See you there!

Little Rock Stars
3-6 Years
£7.00
Includes coaching & shoe hire
Junior Rock Stars
7-11 Years
£12.00
Includes coaching & shoe hire
Hayley McKenna Manager